Stewart to preside as Grand Marshal for Mini Grand Prix of San Jose

Stewart will show his passion for motor sports at the event on April 30

SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes defender Jordan Stewart will show his passion for motor sports by presiding as Grand Marshal for the Mini Grand Prix of San Jose on Wednesday, April 30.

Competitors from the TUDOR Championship will be in San Jose to give fans a glimpse of their high-revving new race cars in advance of the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda on May 2-4 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Stewart will hop in the passenger seat with one of the drivers and take a few laps.

The Mini Grand Prix of San Jose begins with race cars on display at 11 a.m. Next comes demonstration laps around Plaza de Cesar Chavez at noon and a fan autograph session with the TUDOR Championship drivers and Stewart beginning at at 12:30 p.m. There will also be prize giveaways, including race gear and event tickets.

The Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda features the Monterey debut of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, America’s all-new premier sports car racing Series. The Series was created by the merger of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car and American Le Mans organizations, both of which had a long history of competing at Mazda Raceway. The TUDOR Championship features two styles of cars, Prototype and GT (Grand Touring). Each style of car has two classes, Pro and Pro-Am, meaning there are four classes of racing on track together, each with their own battle for the lead.

For more information on the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda call 800-327-7322, or on visit MazdaRaceway.com or call 800-327-7322.

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